A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -173.4046° West, latitude -20.0396° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:04:05 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006k64. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006k64. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 21:04:05 / September 3, 2016 @ 9:04 pm.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 102 km (64 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 102 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga.
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